CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Utah, State Department of Health says

May 19, 2022, 3:47 PM | Updated: 4:32 pm

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FILE: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 (left) and Moderna COVID-19 (right) vaccines are seen at a vaccination center on Feb. 11, 2021. (Photo by Matic Zorman/Getty Images)

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There’s an increase of COVID-19 cases across the state as well as an increase in hospitalizations, The Utah Department of Health and Human Services say.

According to a release from UDOH, “Given trends in other areas of the country, we expect to see sustained increases over the coming weeks.”

UDOH is reminding the public to make sure they’re up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, including a booster dose.

“The vaccines provide protection from COVID-19 and can protect you from serious illness and the inconveniences of missed work and other activities. People who are at higher risk of serious illness due to age or medical conditions, and those who work and live with them, should also consider taking precautions like wearing a mask in public places. We encourage Utahns to check the CDC Community Levels each week (this data is updated Thursday evenings) and take appropriate precautions based on their community level and their own personal situations. ”

Those who have symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home.

At-home tests are widely available and testing providers can be found at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/utah-covid-19-testing-locations/. Information on how long to stay home if you test positive or are exposed to COVID-19 can be found at https://coronavirus.utah.gov/protect-yourself/.

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COVID-19 cases on the rise in Utah, State Department of Health says